I'm your storytelling photographer! I grew up in Maple Ridge, but throughout my life I lived in Nelson, B.C., Fairbanks, Alaska, Kelowna, B.C., and am now happily residing in Summerland, B.C. where my husband and I decided was the most beautiful community to settle down in to raise our son Kezlin. My son was born in 2018, and he is my light who inspired me to start Moments for Mamas. I feel a rush when I capture the most incredible connections through my lens - and then when I begin the editing process I complete my vision by chasing colours, adding warmth, enhancing those rich, earthy tones, and bringing my art to life. I shoot when the light is soft and luminous at sunset.
Our world is focused so much on what's visually appealing. The cover of a book. I want to open the book and focus on the pages that make everything a story. I want the real. As a child, I thrived on genuine human connection and that's what I'm really after when I'm telling a family's story at a session - real connection letting families be who they are in the moment. At your session I spend most of my time simply observing and capturing all the details that usually get overlooked. I’m inspired by the strength of women, movement, nature, and everything that keeps us grounded to our Earth.
Sessions with Moments for Mamas.
Your life becomes my studio. I want you to let your hair down, and take a deep breath, Mama. In this moment, no one is judging you. I want to see your family's wild side. Let's get lost in the forest, wiggle our toes in the sand, get blown away by the wind, and run into the waves. A typical session with me is very different than what you might expect. I want you to be present and connecting with each other, not with me and my camera. I'm literally a fly on the wall capturing all the details, giving you soft prompts and direction if you lose your way, and for the odd shot when I want you to look at me I'll let you know. I'm a storytelling photographer specializing in Motherhood providing a luxury experience by being heavily involved in styling and taking you to epic locations. Families and maternity are really where my heart is at. I like to follow the temperament of your children - if they're shy and tired, we get cozy and take snuggle shots, if they start to warm up to me we can play their favourite game, run around and jump in your arms, or explore what they think is interesting around them. This is what makes your session so unique - you will not have the same images as the family I photographed before you. Every child is so unique, and so is your family, and so are your images. I find this is the best way to get the most genuine emotion in your photographs. We might get dirty, we might take a little adventure. I shoot when the light is soft and luminous (sunset). The session is finally complete with style. When you book with me, I send you a complete PDF Styling Guide and assist you with what to wear from fabrics to colours, and I also have a full client closet available to you. Styling is huge when it comes to my work - following my guide and suggestions really ensures consistent work that you see in my portfolio and makes the entire artwork cohesive.